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In the Shadow of Crows

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Signal Books
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Alison 1965
Apr 06, 2016 Alison 1965 rated it it was ok
It started well, and the Indian setting was quite interesting. However, it wasn't very well written - lots of "purple prose" that made me wince! -and there was far too much exposition and detail (e.g. about religious beliefs) that made it too much like hard work. I really wanted to finish this book as it is being discussed by my Reading Group next month, but I gave up after about 80 pages.
Gydle
Dec 24, 2014 Gydle rated it it was amazing
An amazing book, two concurrent journeys - one a grieving young man searching for his roots in India and the other a Nepali woman/shaman who is a victim of leprosy and who has lost everything but refuses to succumb to despair. Heartbreaking, gut-wrenching and at the same time full of hope. It paints a canvas of India, a country full of contradictions, suffering still from the legacy of colonialism, with its beauty and cruelty, heat, sickness, despair and joy. I have never been to India but after ...more
Ginette
Dec 19, 2012 Ginette rated it it was amazing
A really powerful story, bravely and honestly told
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